The Capitals struggled on offense in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Sharks on Tuesday night.
In Quest for Gold, Jill Sorenson sits down with Capitals players who are ready to represent their home countries in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The Capitals have a problem letting penalties interrupt their offensive game-plan. It causes a snowball effect by exhausting some players and putting everyone out of rhythm.
With three minutes remaining in the 2nd period and the Capitals on the penalty kill, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy attempted a wrap-around shot on Philipp Grubauer.